Konbini Kareshi

Convenience Store Boy Friends

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English: Convenience Store Boy Friends
Synonyms: Convenience Store Boyfriends
Japanese: コンビニカレシ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2017 to Sep 29, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:58 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.281 (scored by 2677726,777 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #72742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1879
Members: 80,887
Favorites: 97

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Oct 1, 2017
ReikaUchiha (All reviews)
I haven't seen such lame main characters in my whole life.
The anime would have been a little better if the main story was about their friends , the class president and that cute playboy.
The main character-the boy wasn't even attractive or at least cool. He didn't have anything to stand out or to be interesting in any way.
The same goes with the girl.
I thought it would have been a good rom com but this was beyond boring.
The scenery and soundtracks made it even more boring and it was hard to keep watching till the end of each episode.
The last 2 episodes had some read more
Aug 19, 2017
TheSmilingShoujo (All reviews)
When I watch an anime, I seldom/never care about the art or graphics. But this anime compels me to mention that it has great graphics (at least in my eyes), and the cast of many famous seiyuu in a single series was the motivating factor for me to pick this up, despite the synopsis that screamed 'TYPICAL' as I looked it up online. As bonus, I was delighted to hear Kugimiya Rie not in her typical tsundere voice (I find this rare). But still, this is completely mitigated by the lack of originality in this anime.

It's a slice of life focusing on high school read more
Sep 28, 2017
Shingster (All reviews)
Please note this review assumes that you have already finished watching Konbini Kareshi and while care has been taken to avoid story spoilers there may be spoilers in character analysis

Romance, school life and a Konbini

The premise of Konbini Kareshi is a relatively common one often seen in this genre. Konbini Kareshi is a slice of life and romance anime set in modern day Japan in a fictional town that looks like a normal town which makes it relatable to many. Using the Konbini as a focal point the anime uses this as a place where people can meet up, bond, strike up friendships read more
Sep 28, 2017
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Based off the adaptation of a drama series, I've expected this to last a bit longer than the 1-cours that it usually has because of its character developments and whatnot. But the conversion from the screen towards anime is a lot more wayward, with 2 of the 6 main couples getting their screen time, and honestly it feels very wasted, in terms of production and time.

If you have watched high school romance melodrama before, this should be a no-brainer. Everything sounds like it should be: Have a setting (in this case, a convenience store), and let the drama play before your eyes.
The presentation of the read more
Aug 17, 2017
DCU_Master (All reviews)
I have never written a review on an anime before but this anime is just so good that I have to.

This anime just never seizes to amaze me....week after week after week it just brings the excitement and the enjoyment that just makes you addicted.

Story:The story is very good,from the very first episode you would wish you could travel a week in the future to watch the next.It is unique,interesting and has great plot.As for now it only mainly focuses on 2 couples but that will change in the future.If you are interested in Slice of Life and Romance genre I highly recommend it.I read more
Oct 2, 2017
SonOfRageNLove (All reviews)
There is nothing special about this series. It starts off the same as almost every other series in this category, but quickly looses momentum and stands still where no development is really happening. It slowly picks up pace towards the end and the out come is what was expected.
It does a poor job at explaining backstory and wrapping the ending up. In the end you are left wondering about 100 questions which makes it feel only half complete, as it only addresses the main questions.
I enjoyed the simple artwork, although wasn't anything worth mentioning, a fairly neutral pallet which is easy on the eyes with read more
Aug 24, 2017
rvbemisjr (All reviews)
I'm not really sure why the title is "Convenience Store Boyfriends" as the characters don't really hang around the convenience store very much, and none of the boys work there. So aside from the not-so-apt title, what does the show bring to the table?

In short, it's a slice of life with romantic undertones anime. The characters go to school, interact with each other, many times awkwardly. The plot moves at a fairly slow pace, which is also a tad strange since they title each episode with a month. So if you're not into slow progression, this probably isn't going to be up your alley.

The character read more
Oct 30, 2018
sugarsong (All reviews)
i have never written a review for an anime before. but this one was so lacking in everything that i feel the need to write one to save someone else time from watching this
the title and summary are misleading. the main protag isn't even the focus of the plot most of the time and there's not even '6 mains characters' that it focuses on. everything was open ended and i found myself struggling to want to finish it. every episode left me so bored and uninterested. i wish this actually SHOWED romance rather than TELLING me. there was also a pointless incest couple that showed read more
May 25, 2020
lLeco (All reviews)
First of all, that damn truck in the end got me pissed!! (If you know you know)

The anime itself is not bad, Konbini Kareshi is actually very enjoyable and cozy, the relationship between the main character and his best friend is very nice to see, BUT, man... that Haruki is q wimp... JESUS, it just took too long for something to happen!!

I felt like Towa was more engaged throughout the story than Haruki, they basically gave him 2 episodes ( Those being the last ones) to be himself, but that is not enough time, the ending was completely loose for me.

Chasing after someone read more
Apr 8, 2020
ssayzal (All reviews)
Nothing special, really. Its just like other same typical romance and slice-of-life anime but its just... boring i would say but the art, visual, and graphic is decent. People would expect the story would developed around the konbini since its literally the show's name but nope. Main male characters already dull and they make the main female characters basically with no expression (there is expression, its kinda hard for me to explain this one, but you'll know what i mean), and poof just like that it ends, nothing really special happened between the couple, your reaction the entire series will be like "okay" thats it.
Sep 28, 2021
giraffenanime (All reviews)
Not going to lie... I only watched this anime because I got a keychain of it from an anime loot box(It was filled with random animes). Owning merch of the show, I wanted to give it a shot. Now, let's get into the anime basics.

Story; I don't know who did the Synopsis on MAL, but this anime is about 12 students, each supposed to fall in love with their person. But the main focus is on Towa Honda(the typical popular boy who annoys the girl he likes until she can't help but love him back) and Haruki Mishima(fallen in love with his childhood friend, but read more
Oct 22, 2017
NiBer (All reviews)
This is probably the only anime I watched that starts out very poorly first few episodes only to get increasingly better with each consecutive episode.

To be honest, I did fast forward/skip through some parts of first three-four episodes since they seemed nauseatingly boring at times, and I had planned to drop the anime once I made sure there was nothing in it for me, but I'm glad I stuck around.

At start, the animation looked weird, and it remained under average through the anime. From the title alone, Konbini Kareshi, you can tell what the plot of the anime will vaguely be, however it has a read more
Dec 3, 2018
Nevergone777 (All reviews)
Love seems to be the hardest thing in the world to express or to confess to someone you love that person.

story: to put it out there as this is probly one of the average mundane series that you could come across I mean it not bad and it not great either however it is one of those feel good shows. my issue is that I have a hard time with character that act cowardly or can't say what there thinking in front of someone they like. I guess in a sense this is okay do to the fact that it read more
Mar 1, 2020
Jagara (All reviews)
I had low expectations from this anime given its score but was somehow still let down. This is typical high school romance anime, which in itself isn’t bad, but the issue is very little happens in 12 episodes and you find yourself falling asleep every so often. Still, it’s not complete garbage.

Let’s start with the good points. The art and scenery are absolutely beautiful, which gives the anime a very relaxing feel. The animation is clearly cheap and full of still moments but I don’t mind it as much because I have even watched copic animation before, as long as art and story is read more
Sep 15, 2017
chanseu (All reviews)
Honestly, the first few episodes were pretty okay. We see a lot of different guys and girls with different personalities hanging out at the one school they all go to. HOWEVER, since this is an anime adaptation of a drama CD series, we should be expecting some downsizing to fit the typical 12 episode slice of life anime. I honestly thought they'd just divide the show up for each of the couples so we can see the storyline for each pair to grow. But they pretty much just focused the entire show on the four first years, and that kind of ticks me off. By read more
Sep 14, 2017
Kryszikal (All reviews)
Konibini Kareshi seems quite outwardly to be a pretty cliche adaptation of a manga that just missed its mark. Nothing really stands out other than a few express moments, and I found myself not even paying attention for long spans. Not only that but three episodes in, I realized I didn't even know the characters names. I feel like this could have been a great romance show, but because of how it was directed, everything comes off so weird and out of place. Every shot seemed kinda lazy and lingered a bit too long, and the characters were so confused, the writing made no sense. read more
Aug 28, 2019
Seaiteu (All reviews)
Convenience Store Boyfriends claims to revolve around six guys who meet their crushes at the convenience store, but the actual show itself doesn’t heavily involve the convenience store, nor does it equally focus on the six guys they introduce. Instead, this anime chooses to focus on two of the relationships and their evolution over the course of their first year of high school.

Story: The premise of a slice-of-life revolving around a convenience store is interesting. Even if the convenience store does not show up in many scenes, it still serves as a symbol of stability amongst the four main characters. They meet up, talk, and read more
Mar 17, 2019
Lucifiez (All reviews)
*it may be a little bit confusing*

the anime give you a lot of promise in the after credit.. like how they tell you a start of bla..bla...bla. *can`t care less*

as the synopsis and the opening .. the anime is about six couple that are connected with a convenience store *yeah this is weird*

but the problem with the anime here.. the lack of episode *it only 12 ep and no special or ova whatsoever* just by this point u might be thinking how can they fit 6 couple on the whole god damn 12 ep..

*spoiler ahead*

Story=the mc story are pretty good on its own way .. read more
Sep 1, 2017
Ghostfriendly (All reviews)
This high-school anime is much more like a drama, which may be refreshing if you're tired of light novel adaptions. A light, youthful love story is portrayed in a very quiet, low key fashion, without outlandish events, fanservice, or the humour that fills real slice of life shows. Howa and Mami's growing relationship is earnest, at times very touching, and exceptionally believable, but sadly not portrayed with much nuance, or originality in the direction. Character types are clear and distinct, but development is slow and shallow. A 'realistic' drama needs much deeper and more original insight into the real world, or it becomes simply flat read more
Sep 2, 2017
tokurolee (All reviews)
I don't know why this show is so underrated. Currently keeping up with this series and I'd easily give a 7 out of 10 in overall.

Story: A typical Slice of Life/Romance anime with the high school students theme, the series basically revolves around 2 couples, which is okay I assume. There are still clichés, but in an acceptable amount.

Art: Studio Pierrot never ceases to disappont me when talking about their arts. They've been screwing up since Naruto and the tradition continues here in Konbini Kareshi. The characters look fine in overall, but in some close-up scenes the lack of details and/or the poor animation read more